CHARRO BEANS (sallye)

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sallye bates

By
@grandedame

I see quite a few charro bean recipes on the site, but here's one more. See directions for cooking either on stove top or in the crockpot. Try this recipe, I think you will make it one of your go-to recipes.

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★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
dried pinto beans, washed & sorted
1 can(s)
tomato sauce
1 can(s)
ro-tel tomatoes
2 tsp
ground oregano
1 Tbsp
ground cumin
1 Tbsp
garlic powder (or 3 crushed fresh cloves)
2 medium
bay leaves
1 large
white onion, diced
2 large
jalapeno pepper, diced **
1 bunch
cilantro, chopped
2 large
ham hocks or 4 slices of salt pork
1 Tbsp
chili powder
salt & pepper to taste

How to Make CHARRO BEANS (sallye)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Wash and sort beans and place in large stew pot

    Cover with approximately 4 quarts of water

    Place on burner at high heat until boiling briskly, then turn down to medium
  • 2Add all ingredients, including ham hock to beans and mix well, let cook at medium heat for a few minutes, then turn down heat to barely simmering

    Cover and cook at barely simmering heat for at least 4 hours (until beans are tender)

    Check frequently and add water if needed(dried beans soak up a lot of water)
  • 3ALTERNATE CROCKPOT COOKING METHOD:

    Follow steps 1 and 2, until beans are boiling, then transfer to crockpot and cook on high for about 2 hours, then turn crockpot to low and cook for 2 to 4 hours until beans are tender and have thickened somewhat. If you want the beans thicker, take a cup of beans out of the crockpot and mash them with a spoon and return to the beans. This will thicken them up.
  • 4Note: If you like less heat, remove the seeds and veins from jalapenos or delete altogether
  • 5AN ALTERNATE TIP FROM J.WHITE HARRIS:

    His wife has a reaction to regular beans, so he used purple hull peas instead of pintos. He and his wife were very pleased with the results.

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About CHARRO BEANS (sallye)

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Dairy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #mexican